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Failed steam distillation. Any ideas what went wrong?
Ahh I was just using that to raise the height so I can siphon the water back into the pot. I assumed ...
17-8-2020 at 14:05
by: Swinfi2
Failed steam distillation. Any ideas what went wrong?
Trying to steam distill tansy oil but nothing collects in the receiving cylinder?

I've made laven ...
17-8-2020 at 11:34
by: Swinfi2
Outside =/= fume hood
I honestly think this hobby has a Darwinian nature to it, if you are too bold and take too many risk ...
15-8-2020 at 01:17
by: Swinfi2
Carcinogens
I was pretty concerned about a failed dioxane synthesis, I had to strap on my gas mask and turn off ...
11-8-2020 at 08:07
by: Swinfi2
Bureaucratic burden of opening/running a lab
I get annoyed by filling out log books. They have stickers on everything like the PC "fill out log b ...
2-8-2020 at 03:15
by: Swinfi2
Why doesn't anyone use glove boxes for things like fluorine?
I've used glove boxes and the main issue I see with using one in a diy setting is the gloves, their ...
22-7-2020 at 02:26
by: Swinfi2
Explaining your chemistry hobby
For me it's like some people spend lots of money being a doomsday pepper, they stockpile food, they ...
17-7-2020 at 13:57
by: Swinfi2
Forbidden Knowledge!
Forbidden knowledge for me is less about drug synth as (almost) the whole thread seems to be about.
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26-6-2020 at 02:59
by: Swinfi2
Red Phosphorus, Acetone, and The Striker
Most likely the acetone dissolves minute amounts of the oxidant and brings it into contact with the ...
21-6-2020 at 07:26
by: Swinfi2
Why use a acetone bath in rdx synthesis?
While acetone is extremely flammable whoever wrote that prep thinks the chance of exploding from RDX ...
17-6-2020 at 12:53
by: Swinfi2
Nitrogen Triiodide HELP ME!
Would sodium metabisulphite not decollurise the iodine? Turn it into NaI and Na2SO4? That way your n ...
7-3-2020 at 16:03
by: Swinfi2
chinese 500 ml heating mantle issue
I had the reverse. My 1000ml flasks fit fine but I bought a cheap Chinese 3 neck and it won't stir b ...
3-3-2020 at 10:42
by: Swinfi2
Sulphur candles
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29-2-2020 at 19:40
by: Swinfi2
Sulphur candles
I'm experimenting with convenient ways to make SO2.

So far I've tried heating sulphur with sulphu ...
29-2-2020 at 19:27
by: Swinfi2
Graphite Crucible
Mine sheds carbon worse after heating. But it washes off skin fairly easily.
19-2-2020 at 05:29
by: Swinfi2
Best materials for chemical work surfaces?
I kind of like the idea of coating Stainless in a thin layer of alumina, I remember seeing a paper w ...
7-2-2020 at 15:32
by: Swinfi2
anomalies in chemistry
There is a logic to every anomaly in chemistry, once you understand the logic they are no longer ano ...
7-2-2020 at 11:17
by: Swinfi2
Sulfur dioxide
Could your difference in experience be related to the HCl? I would be worried about metal peroxides ...
6-2-2020 at 19:06
by: Swinfi2
Unfreezing glass joints?
If your sep funnel is like mine I can see why it would make you nervous.

I think the best bet wou ...
29-1-2020 at 10:13
by: Swinfi2
Accidental ignition of copper powder.
The powder is more grey than black as CuO should be, so I thought it might be informative to look at ...
26-1-2020 at 09:35
by: Swinfi2
Accidental ignition of copper powder.
No harm done to myself or any equipment but hopefully someone else will avoid an accident.

I was ...
26-1-2020 at 08:55
by: Swinfi2
Voltammetric analysis of alkenes
Using negative to clean the electrode would only work if the reaction is reversible which some are, ...
26-1-2020 at 05:47
by: Swinfi2
A true implosive
With explosives (excluding nuclear) the upper limit as far as I know is a RE factor of 2.38 with oct ...
25-1-2020 at 01:15
by: Swinfi2
Voltammetric analysis of alkenes
Cyclic voltammetry is a really useful tool and I think you could use it as you imagine...

But, f ...
24-1-2020 at 14:33
by: Swinfi2
Effect of microwave heating on Ascorbic acid molecule
You can approximate the energy of bonds in a molecule just by adding up the bonds by type eg: 1 (C=C ...
22-1-2020 at 05:59
by: Swinfi2
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